ProcureCon Indirect East 2019

March 25 - 27, 2019

Omni Amelia Island, FL

2019 Speakers

Speakers

Procurement Practitioners

Nathan Ayres
Vice President Strategic Sourcing
Prudential Financial
Siddharth Ramesh
Manager, Corporate Procurement and Travel
VSP Global
Jennifer Browne
Senior Director, Procurement & Supply Chain Operations, Enablement and Programs
Salesforce
Lisa Becker
North America Head of Procurement
GfK
Denise Berman
Global Category Manager Corporate Procurement – Professional Services
Cabot Corporation
Kevin Betts
Director, Strategic Sourcing
The E. W. Scripps Company

Kevin is a Director – Category Management for The E.W. Scripps Company, which serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. He has been with Scripps in various roles for 29 years, first on the journalism, operational and technology categories at a Scripps TV station where his duties included purchasing and vendor management. For the last 12 years, he has been a member of the Scripps Procurement team. Kevin is responsible for enterprise wide vendor relationships in numerous categories including Travel, he is responsible for travel procurement, manages the day to day relationship with their TMC and other travel partners. Kevin is a member of the Business Travel News (BTN) advisory board.

Jennifer Black
Advisor, Global Information Technology Procurement
Elanco Animal Health
Marla Bradstock
Director – Global Procurement – Supply Chain/Ops
Avis Budget
Jason Cammorata
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
MDC Partners
Dan Carrell
Vice President, Global Procurement
IBM
Tim Cronin
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer
Florida Blue
Jeff Crowley
Vice President - Indirect Procurement
SUEZ North America
Malcolm Davis
Sr. Manager, Procurement
The Home Depot
Kim DeWitt
Head of Procurement and Material Control
CF Industries

Kimberly De Witt is Senior Director, Procurement for CF Industries, a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution. In this capacity, Kimberly and her team are responsible for the procurement of equipment, materials and services utilized to support the manufacturing and distribution operations and she is based in the CF Deerfield, IL office.

Before joining the company in 2015, Kimberly held a variety of leadership roles in procurement at BP, Oldcastle, Disney, Diversey (formerly JohnsonDiversey, part of the SC Johnson family of companies) now Sealed Air and Morton (now part of Dow). In addition to her roles in procurement, Kimberly has worked in finance, engineering and sales for ExxonMobil and AkzoNobel.

Kimberly holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. She received her MBA in Finance from Columbia University School of Business. Kimberly is a member of Institute for Supply Management and is a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

Julia Ekelman
Manager, COE/ Supplier Performance Management
HERE Technologies
John Fafian
Director - Head of Strategy and Sourcing
PwC
Doug Gerard
Manager, Global Logistics & Indirect Sourcing
SPX
Ellen Gossett
Director of Procurement and Facilities
CLEAResult
Tim Gross
Global Lead, Indirect Procurement
McCormick & Co.
Michael Heeger
Director, Head of Sourcing Americas
Deutsche Bank
Ernie Hernandez
Executive Director, Purchasing & Logistics
Westgate Resorts

A leader in global supply chain management specializing in strategic sourcing of complex operational spends in direct & indirect materials, services and capital projects • Director of Strategic Sourcing at Carnival Cruise Line, leads a team addressing >$400M of marine & hotel technical spend of a fleet of 25 ships which includes engine, propulsion, auxiliary systems, electrical, HVAC, elevator, navigation and communication systems, lifesaving appliances, fire-fighting equipment, chemicals, MRO, galley and laundry equipment, and related services • over 25 years of experience spanning industries/sectors, including manufacturing, transportation & distribution, maritime, hospitality, oil & gas, management consulting and international business experience in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East • held similar roles at IBM, Amgen, PwC, HD Supply, and Noranda Aluminum • managed annual spends of category management from $200M to $800M with >$80M documented savings in price, process improvement, and demand management In parallel with his civilian career, served over 30 years in the Army Reserve, specializing in military engineering and logistics, commanded at the company and battalion-levels, holds the rank of Colonel, and currently serving on the faculty at the United States Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

Erica Hill
Managing Director, Group Supply Chain Leader
CBRE
Mindy Holden
Senior Vice President Procurement and Real Estate
Adecco

Mindy Holden recently started as the Senior Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate for The Adecco Group, the world’s leading staffing solutions company. Mindy is based out of the Jacksonville, FL headquarters office. She and her team are responsible for managing the procurement of third party spend as well as the real estate portfolio of 620 offices in North America.

Prior to this role, Mindy was the Chief Procurement Officer and VP Real Estate and Accounts Payable for Direct Energy where she was responsible for procurement, a real estate portfolio of ~100 properties across North America, and Accounts Payable where she was focused on integrating leading practices across this team. Prior to joining Direct Energy, Mindy was responsible for category and supplier management for the Tennessee Valley Authority where she led a team to create a leading practice category management model. Mindy and her team were responsible for developing long-term strategies, management of the supply base including risk mitigation, ongoing improvement in cost, demand management, and supplier management.

Mindy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland where she graduated magna cum laude.

She is also Green Belt and DFSS certified. Mindy is on the Board for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Conference and served on the Boards for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber.

In her spare time, Mindy and her husband enjoy getting to know Jacksonville and the Ponte Vedra Beach areas, spending time with their three children, and are thoroughly enjoying their newest additions to the family - two golden doodle puppies.


Stacy Joslin
Senior Director, Marketing Procurement
InterContinental Hotel Groups

Following a career launch in the nonprofit space, Stacy's 15 years of experience in procurement began in e-sourcing, and later developed into procurement consulting work across sectors and categories, and finally into Marketing procurement leadership roles in the pharmaceutical and technology industries.  A few of her areas of current focus and interest include supplier-enabled innovation, agency engagement optimization, and procurement approaches for not-for-profit organizations and small businesses.  

Stacy currently serves as Global Supplier Value Optimization and Marketing Procurement Lead for Citrix, where she manages the compete profile of marketing and media spend across regions and divisions.  Prior to Citrix, Stacy held roles in global Agencies category leadership and Marketing transformation implementation with Novartis.

Stacy holds a BA in English and Spanish from Dickinson College, as well as both an MBA in Marketing and Master of International Business from the University of Pittsburgh.


Lawrence Kane
Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence & First Time Quality
Boeing

Lawrence Kane was inducted into the SIG Sourcing Supernova Hall of Fame in 2018 for inspiring, insightful, and innovative work over the course of his career. Currently responsible for Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence, he institutionalized best practices and created innovations that were instrumental to Boeing earning the prestigious Global Excellence in Outsourcing award from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP). A member of the SIG University Advisory Board, IAOP Training & Certification Committee, and IAOP Think Tank, he helped create many of the industry’s leading practices and regularly advances thought leadership in strategic sourcing, procurement, supplier innovation, and digital transformation at industry conferences. Over the last two decades he has saved his company more than $2.9B by architecting sourcing strategies, designing full sourcing lifecycle management processes and tools, developing future leaders, conducting procurements, negotiating with suppliers, and benchmarking resultant contracts. He is also the bestselling author of 17 books.

David Kern
Head of Global Procurement
TripAdvisor Media Group
Feroze Khan
Director – Procurement
Altice USA
David Klemm
Senior Director, Head of Procurement
G&W Laboratories
Doug Kortfelt
SVP and CPO
CNA Insurance
Ann-Marie McCarthy
Chief Procurement Officer
Endurance International Group
Lynn McKnight
Head of Procurement
Jefferson Science Associates LLC

Lynn McKnight is Head of Procurement at Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), a particle physics research facility located in Newport News, Virginia. The facility is one of 17 national laboratories funded by the Department of Energy. Its mission is to conduct nuclear physics research using the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF).

In his present capacity he is responsible for direct and indirect sourcing, procurement, strategic vision, operational planning and execution of Procurement operations. Lynn is a Supply Chain professional, having held global leadership positions in defense and commercial markets.

Prior to joining Jefferson Lab part of his 30 year career was as Director of Supply Chain Management (Ideal Innovations, Inc.), Head of Corporate Compliance and Training (SAIC) and Senior Manager Procurement and Supply Management (Kellogg Brown & Root).

Lynn holds a B.S. in Business Management from Hampton University and is certified Lean Six Sigma.

Dan Miller
Associate Director Strategic Sourcing
Biogen
John Miller
Manager, Indirect Sourcing
KONE Americas
Tanita Montgomery
Manager, Strategic Sourcing
Amgen

Tanita has been working in the Procurement and Sourcing field for 17 years with adjacent responsibilities in Supplier Diversity, Contracting and Vendor Risk Management. She began her career in Jacksonville, FL government procurement and then transitioned into the private sector in the Healthcare and Finance industries. As more companies began to operate globally and virtually, it was apparent that the exposure to risk through outsourcing was increasing. She began merging best practices in Contracting, Procurement, Compliance and IT Security to create strategies to effectively measure, manage and mitigate vendor risk. Tanita has served as guest lecturer in the Colleges of Business at both Bowie State University and Barton College and delivered Vendor Risk Management training to the North Florida Procurement Association of NIGP. She has also offered risk consulting through her company Vendor Information Risk Management, LLC.

Tanita holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration concentrated in Marketing from the University of North Florida and a Master’s of Science in Procurement and Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is also Lean Six Sigma Certified and a Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager II.

 


Liz Morris
VP of Procurement
Scholastic
Angela Myers
Director, Strategic Sourcing
The E.W. Scripps Company
Ken Naughton
Senior Director, Procurement
Party City
Nancy Nicoll
Vice President, NFR / Indirect Strategic Sourcing
Ahold Delhaize USA
Ashfaq Patankar
Vice President, Global Procurement
Avis Budget
Jody Paviglionite
Vice President, Supply Management
Assa Abloy
Carol Philipps
Senior Director, Indirect Sourcing
Biogen
Dave Quillin
Manager, Procurement
Alliance Credit Union
Simona Rabsatt Butler
Category Team Lead, Marketing Procurement & Supplier Diversity
Quicken Loans
Michael Rafferty
Executive Director, Global Marketing Procurement
Kaplan
Beth Reidel
Director, IT Sourcing
Zoetis
Eve Reiter
Managing Director — Indirect Procurement
State Street
Chris Rhinehart
AVP Procurement
HCA Healthcare
Peter Rhodes Easley
Deputy Chief of Corporate Procurement and Head of Sourcing and Category Management
World Bank
Jackie Riordan
Senior Manager
KIND Snacks
Jill Robbins
Director Global Procurement
Elanco Animal Health
Brian Roche
Chief Procurement Officer
Westfield Group

Brian Roche is responsible for Westfield’s enterprise procurement function which includes the development and execution of source-to-pay programs including category management, third party risk management, operational procurement and process automation.

Roche joined Westfield in April 2015 from Citizens Bank, where he served in various leadership positions managing vendor risk, strategic sourcing events and technology, and training programs. Before that, he was Vice President, Senior Sourcing Strategist for Key Bank National Association. In all, he brings 20 years of procurement, financial and leadership experience to his position with Westfield.

Roche earned his graduate degree in Information Systems Management from Case Western Reserve University, and his undergraduate degree in Finance from Ohio University.

He is a former member of BITS, the technology policy division of the Financial Services Roundtable, an industry group with expertise on managing vendor risk, and served as a charter Steering Committee member to establish the Risk Management Association’s Vendor Management Roundtable.  He is also a current member of Sourcing Industry Group and provides thought leadership in other industry forums in emerging areas of supply chain management.

Westfield Insurance is one of the nation’s 50 largest property and casualty insurance groups, represented by a network of more than 900 independent insurance agencies.  Westfield provides commercial insurance in 21 states, personal insurance in 10 states and surety services to customers in 50 states. 

Mike Schiappa
VP, Global Procurement Services
MetLife
Joe Shatynski
Head of Strategic Business Services: Senior Director
Daiichi Sankyo

Joe Shatynski, P.E., C.P.M., CPSM, leads the Strategic Business Services function at Daiichi Sankyo Inc as Senior Director – which includes the strategic sourcing, procurement, agency management, production operations, real estate portfolio strategy and promotional distribution functions.   

Areas of focus include building a world class business operations, strategic sourcing and supplier management program and driving innovation, continuous improvement and efficiencies to the Procure to Pay process.

Joe led international procurement teams for marketing & sales at Pfizer and Pharmacia and R&D, manufacturing & buying /planning procurement teams at Roche.  Previously, he worked in new product process development at Roche.

Joe holds an MBA from NYU in Marketing & International Business, an MS and BS in Chemical Engineering from NJIT.   He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of NJ.  Joe is chair emeritus of the ISM Pharmaceutical Forum and has been named to the Industrial Advisory Board of the Chemical & Materials Engineering Department at NJIT.

Sarah Sheehy
Director, Strategic Sourcing
Kronos
Eric Smith
Procurement Manager
Strauman
Guy Smith
Sr. Director of Procurement Sourcing
Equifax
Jocelyn Stahl
Director Indirect Procurement
Hershey’s
Karen Webley
Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing
LinkedIn
Bryan Whelan
Director of Procurement Operations and Business Intelligence
Endurance International Group
Jodi Woods
Global Category Manager, Travel and Card Corporate/Shared Services
Becton Dickinson

Jodi has been leading the global travel, meetings and corporate card programs at BD for 11 years as part of the Global Procurement organization, including two extensive acquisitions that each led to a 50% growth in the existing travel program.  With an additional 12 years of global indirect procurement experience working for pharma and consumer goods companies, Jodi has applied proven sourcing techniques to develop robust global multi-year category strategies for other high-touch customer centric categories of spend.  

John Thong
Director, Indirect Sourcing Categories
Sprint Corporation
Sebastian Chua
Head of Procurement
Health Promotion Board
Kai Ding
Indirect Sourcing Lead, Global Procurement
Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Jitendra Satpute
Global Outsourcing And Vendor Management Strategy
Google
Ron Latz
Director, Client Partnerships
PRO Unlimited
Silvia Leong Fang
Strategic Sourcing Leader, Global Services & LATAM Region
Google
Mary Ann Kirsch
Director, Indirect Procurement
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Peter Walsh
Senior Sourcing Analytics Leader
GE
Terry Eason
Sr. CW Workforce Specialist
TIAA
Ryan Hill
Sr. Manager, Vendor Management Services
Johnson & Johnson

Ryan is Sr. Manager, Vendor Management Services at Johnson & Johnson where he is responsible for handling relationships with the technology suite of suppliers.  Additionally, he co-manages the relationship with key BPO suppliers ensuring alignment with business requirements and constant exploration of process/technology efficiencies.  An accomplished, results-driven Procurement Professional with over 28 year of experience, Ryan has extensive experience in supply chain management, plant maintenance, project management, shared services implementation, materials management, continuous improvement, negotiation, team leadership, and e-procurement as well as strategic planning.  Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Ryan was the Procurement Implementation Lead in North America for SAP with EY.  Previously, Ryan has worked for Bloomin’ Brands, WestRock (formerly RockTenn & Smurfit-Stone), Plexco (Division of Chevron Chemicals) and the United States Air Force in a wide variety of procurement roles. 

Nathan Haydn-Myer
Head of Procurement Operations and Insights
VSP Global

Nathan Haydn-Myer is an internationally accomplished business leader with experience in transforming perceptions and performance across various industries and teams.  Currently he is the head of Procurement Operations and Insights for VSP Global’s Corporate Procurement and Travel division where he has been instrumental in renovating the processes and image that help secure Procurement’s seat at the proverbial table.  Prior to VSP Global, Nathan lead teams in the fields of forecasting, finance and marketing in companies such as Blue Shield of California (healthcare), Angel (Italian early stage capital for hi-tech firms), Blackshape Aircraft (aviation) and the MERMEC Group (railway diagnostics).

Nathan earned his MBA from UC Davis Graduate School of Management where he also obtained a fellowship in their leadership program.  He earned his Certified Sourcing Professional certificate through SIG University, holds a certificate in lean six sigma and is fluent in Italian.  

 

Industry Experts

Vivek Bharti
General Manager – Product Management
Icertis

Vivek is currently responsible for Product Management at Icertis where he holds the responsibility of drawing up product road map and features for all business apps to meet and current and emerging industry needs of customer organizations in areas of Contract Lifecycle Management and Commercial functions.

Earlier, Vivek was responsible for transformation and digitization of Airtel's global procurement, Partner Management & Supply Chain systems which include sourcing to payment, receipt to capitalization and requirement to delivery processes

Vivek is a veteran techno-functional executive with extensive experience of implementing ERP solutions across domains like Telecom, BFSI, Logistics, Life Sciences, e-Governance, Manufacturing, Hi-Tech both from inside and as system integrator


Travis Bickham
VP of Marketing
Concord
Paul Stasko
Former Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management
Curtiss-Wright
Kevin McEvoy
Account Executive
Assent Compliance

Kevin McEvoy has worked in high tech for more than 10 years, guiding companies to the right solutions for their business objectives. With experience ranging from dotcom to big data to artificial intelligence, Kevin has learned there is no manual on how to buy enterprise-level software. As an account executive with Assent Compliance, he specializes in supply chain data management for product compliance, corporate social responsibility and vendor management, and helps his clients find unique solutions for their regulatory compliance programs.

Mark Kozlowski
Director, Client Partnerships
PRO Unlimited
Sudhanshu Pandey
Senior Director, Customer Advocacy,Sales Organization and Business Development
Icertis

Sudhanshu is the Senior Director, customer Advocacy, within the Sales Organization and Business Development Group at Icertis. In this role, Sudhanshu has overall accountability for Business Development, Growth, Strategy and Delivery; focused on delivering a standardized process with an added focus on user experience and customer satisfaction.  Sudhanshu manages Pharma and Insurance Industry verticals and is part of the Customer Advocacy Leadership Team within Icertis.  

Sudhanshu leads Business development activity for major Pharma and Insurance customers spread across the globe, and drives Procurement contracting strategy with respect to technology, processes and organization in this space. 

Sudhanshu joined Icertis 4.5 years ago as Director Professional Services and lead implementation teams across North America. Sudhanshu is very effective at spearheading efforts in developing business practices, and in directing multiple projects simultaneously while meeting assigned schedules and maintaining excellent quality. 

Sudhanshu holds bachelor’s degree in Computer science and MBA in Systems management. Armed with background in large-scale delivery to Big-4 IT companies throughout diverse environment and industry segments.  Sudhanshu worked in Oracle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM Global services prior to joining Icertis. 

Sudhanshu, his wife Neeta, and their daughter Prisha and son Pratisth, reside in Edison, New Jersey. 


Angie Stockley
VP Marketing & Communications
MERX
Mark Raffan
Founder
Negotiations Ninja Training
Pawana Burlakoti
Group Product Manager
LexisNexis
Jaime Crump
President & CEO
The Richwell Group

Jamie Crump is President of The Richwell Group, a consulting and coaching company for Fortune 500 and small business in the areas of strategic sourcing and supplier diversity. Jamie has been a thought leader in both areas for over 25 years in a variety of industries including banking, telecommunications, IT, pharmaceutical, welding & medical, and heavy equipment rental. She was most recently Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity for United Rentals, Inc., where she developed the team and strategy for indirect sourcing and an award winning supplier diversity program.  Jamie is a frequent speaker at sourcing and diversity events throughout the United States and Canada.  She is a charter Advisory Board member for ProcureCon and for Diversity Professional. Jamie lives in Blairsville, GA with her husband Bill Thebert, a retired freelance sports photographer.  

Tandra Davis
SVP, Head of Procurement and Administration
Ipsos
Jeff Devon
Senior Director, Indirect Procurement, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (Retired)
Hewlett Packard
Patrick Fogarty
Senior Vice President
Williams Lea Tag
Greg Gary
Director, Business Development
Broadleaf
Jon Kesman
Head of Services Procurement Solutions
Allegis Global Solutions

Jon Kesman is a Global Procurement Director with Allegis Global Solutions. In this role, Jon is responsible for working with clients to implement and expand Allegis’ Services Procurement solutions to better manage complex spend categories, introducing greater visibility, increased compliance and improving efficiency and cost control.

Jon has spent his entire 20 year career in indirect procurement, with a focus on Contingent Labour and Professional Services. Jon has a breadth of experience in developing and delivering category, strategic sourcing and spend management strategies in the complex areas of Consulting, HR Services, and Legal, and also has extensive experience in implementing and managing multi-country Contingent Labour programmes. 

Throughout his tenure in roles across consulting, procurement outsourcing, and steady-state strategic procurement organizations, Jon has kept focus on delivering cost savings, increasing visibility and insight, mitigating risk, introducing process efficiency and focusing on compliance to regulations and laws governing the management of non-employee resources.

Jon is a frequent presenter on his experience and successes at various procurement and industry best practice events, and he holds a B.A. in Purchasing and Operations Management from Michigan State University.

Joanna Martinez
Founder
Supply Chain Advisors
Andew Menkes
CTC Senior Vice President, Global Client Solutions
BCD Travel
Scott Miller
VP Sales
CoreTrust
Nikesh Parekh
Chief Executive Officer
Suplari
Michael Shaw
Founder & CEO
American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives (ACSPE)

Michael Shaw is the Founder and current chairman for the American Council of Sourcing and Procurement Executives. The ACSPE membership serves more than 5000 practitioners including 750+ Chief Procurement Officers and SVPs Supply Chain and publishes to a base over more than 27,000 subscribers. The focus of the organization is on the Future of Procurement and Supply Chain in terms of people, process and technology with an emphasis on technology because of its ability to dramatically change business processes and entire business models. Michael is also currently serving on the board of the American Blockchain Council as an Executive Director.

Michael Shaw is also the Founder and CEO of the Global Council for the Advancement of Women in Procurement. The GCAWP provides an information exchange, a discussion forum and a voice for all women involved in the professions of procurement, sourcing and supply chain. Founded in 2018, the organization already has nearly 2000 members and provides mentoring, insights and awareness for the purpose of improving career opportunities, eliminating gender bias and mistreatment of women and men in the profession.

Mr. Shaw has spoken at and chaired numerous industry conferences and was voted one of Supply and Demand Chain Magazine’s “Pros to Know” for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Omar Salaymeh
Executive Director, Client Success
Bonfire
Doug Van Wingerden
Senior Vice President, Procurement Transformation
Insight Sourcing Group
Jake Wojcik
Senior Vice President
Insight Sourcing Group
Jake Wojcik is a Senior Vice President at Insight Sourcing Group as well as their spend visibility company SpendHQ. Jake has over 15 years of experience in management consulting with a focus on procurement, sourcing, and supply chain management. In 2015 & 2013, Jake was named a ‘Pro to Know’ by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. Jake has been part of Insight Sourcing Group’s leadership team since 2008. Prior to Insight Sourcing Group, he was a Director with RGP (founded by Deloitte & Touché), in which he was responsible for the launch and management of Atlanta’s Supply Chain practice. Jake also worked with KPMG Consulting leading cross-functional teams in the areas of strategic sourcing, procurement transformation and technology implementation for global companies. Prior to KPMG Consulting, he worked within the eProcurement and sourcing practices at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, where he provided Fortune 500 clients with value-added solutions through procurement project implementations, process reengineering, and strategy.
BS, Management Information Systems, Florida State University’s College of Business
Ret. Colonel Anthony Wood
Keynote
Leadership In Crisis
Michael Dunlap
Event Director
ProcureCon Indirect East
Duncan Brock
Group Director
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
Jamie Crump
President & CEO
Richwell Group

Jamie Crump is President of The Richwell Group, a consulting and coaching company for Fortune 500 and small business in the areas of strategic sourcing and supplier diversity. Jamie has been a thought leader in both areas for over 25 years in a variety of industries including banking, telecommunications, IT, pharmaceutical, welding & medical, and heavy equipment rental. She was most recently Director of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity for United Rentals, Inc., where she developed the team and strategy for indirect sourcing and an award winning supplier diversity program.  Jamie is a frequent speaker at sourcing and diversity events throughout the United States and Canada.  She is a charter Advisory Board member for ProcureCon and for Diversity Professional. Jamie lives in Blairsville, GA with her husband Bill Thebert, a retired freelance sports photographer.  

Richard Waugh
VP Corporate Development
Zycus Inc.
Christina Woronchak
Vice President and General Manager, Global Sales
American Express Global Business Travel

As the Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales at American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), Christina Woronchak’s responsibilities include leading a sales organization and collectively working with companies to solve their corporate travel challenges. She oversees a team that helps customers navigate the constantly evolving business travel landscape including policy compliance, expense management, and meetings and events management. Christina has been with GBT for 15 years and enjoys being part of an organization that helps companies and their employees prosper by making sure travelers are present where and when it matters.

Alex Saric
Chief Marketing Officer
Ivalua
Alex has spent over 15 years of his career evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and thought leadership programs. Alex also spent 12 years at Ariba, first building and running the spend analytics business as General Manager. He then built and led Ariba’s international marketing team until successful acquisition by SAP, transitioning to lead business network marketing globally. Earlier, Alex was a founding member of Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris) where he developed vertical procurement applications. He began his career in the U.S. Cavalry, leading tank and scout platoons through 2 combat deployments. Alex holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an international M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Stephanie Fontaine
Business Development Consultant
tealbook

Stephanie Fontaine is Business Development Consultant with Tealbook, a machine learning platform that connects buyers and their suppliers for faster, better and more trusted business. Stephanie is responsible for expanding Tealbook’s partnerships with Enterprise Buyers and specifically with those procurement organizations seeking intelligent supplier diversity solutions.  

 

Stephanie is a well-known leader in the supplier diversity community, and comes to Tealbook with years of experience building, managing and supporting programs in both Canada and the U.S. Most recently, Stephanie was VP of Business Development with WBE Canada, an organization that certifies women-owned businesses, and prior to that she was in procurement with Sodexo Canada where she developed and administered the supplier diversity program. Stephanie is a go-to supplier diversity expert, trusted by leading corporations and government to help modernize their procurement. She has been featured on numerous industry panels and has conducted supplier diversity training for many organizations.   


Stephanie also works with SMEs and community organizations and is committed to empowering entrepreneurs through sharing of knowledge and connections. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Guelph and a B.A. in Psychology from Bishop’s University.

Dan Chindemi
Director, Client Partnerships
PRO Unlimited
Dion Graham
Vice President – Strategic Customers
SAP Ariba

Dion Graham is Vice-President, Strategic Customers for SAP Ariba.  Mr. Graham, a 25-year veteran at SAP have served in senior management roles in Sales, Solution Management, Business Development, Consulting and Partner Alliances. Mr. Graham is currently responsible for managing engagements with strategic customers in the Northeast region. Mr. Graham played a key role in SAP’s $4.3B acquisition of Ariba in October 2012. Mr. Graham has extensive expertise across SAP’s portfolio of procurement solutions including SAP ECC, SAP S/4HANA, SAP SRM and SAP Ariba. Mr. Graham is a subject matter expert with deep expertise in procurement excellence allowing him to establish a trusted advisor role with SAP customers.

Mr. Graham graduated from San Diego State University with a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Technology. Mr. Graham is a member of Triangle Technology Executives Council (TTEC), North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) and is Co-Founder of SAP Black Employee Network (BEN). Mr. Graham is certified with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and was selected as “Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive in 2011.

Mr. Graham resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with his wife Tina.

Jack Clarke
Senior Solutions Consultant
AvidXchange
Marrena Anderson
Senior Vice President
ProcureAbility
Stan Garber
President
Scout RFP

Stan Garber is the president and co-founder of Scout RFP. He got his start in entrepreneurship early, founding ONOSYS while he was still a student. His experiences at ONOSYS, which was acquired by LivingSocial in 2012, made him acutely aware of the need to make enterprise commerce faster, safer, and more transparent, which led him to co-found Scout in 2014.


Stan holds a degree in Finance and Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Outside of Scout, you can find Stan cooking, running, and traveling, plus being thankful he didn't become an investment banker.

Kate Walton
Manager of Sales
Amazon Business
Christina Najjar
Director, Procurement and Contract Operations
AARP (formerly)
Phillip Madden
Sr. Account Executive
JAGGAER
Amarish Kapadia
VP, Automotive Practice
Xeeva

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